problems are the absence of ideas." --
is powerful when we understand that our goal in prayer is not to
convince God of anything ... but to only embody the "idea" of
the thing prayed for within ourselves. This embodiment of the
prayer within ourselves is accomplished through repetition ... repeating
the idea over and over again ... and contemplating the change within us
that is being created ... until it is a part of who and what we are.
The Master Mind Jesus stated, "know that it is and it will be done
unto you as you believe." And in the Science of Mind we learn
that as we create within ourselves a "corresponding
acceptance" of the thing we desire ... it becomes manifest in our
The following prayer treatment was
written by Dr. Ernest Holmes and can be found in his book, "This
Thing Called Life" ... it is an incredible treatment for the
development of consciousness which will greatly benefit all of us ... if
we work with it until we have embodied it:
One Supreme Power, Life, Intelligence and Spirit is within, around and
through me. My word is the activity of this Infinite Mind and is
the law of good in my experience.
is perfect in its action and permanent in its manifestation.
Infinite Intelligence governs, sustains and animates me. Good
alone goes from me and good alone returns to me.
Law of Spirit establishes harmony and right adjustment of all personal,
family and business affairs or conditions in my life. I am
supplied with every good thing. I am happy, radiant and complete.
The Source of all life manifests as peace, harmony and wholeness in my
that I do, say or think is governed by pure Intelligence and inspired by
Divine Wisdom. I am guided into right action. I am
surrounded with friendship, love and beauty. Enthusiastic joy,
vitality and inspiration are in everything I do.
represent that Life which cannot want, which is forever manifesting
freedom, self-expression and wholeness. I represent the principle
of Divine Activity which never tires, which is birth-less, change-less
and death-less. I am receptive to the inexhaustible energy of the
universe, to Divine Guidance and to the influx of perfect life, perfect
ideas, and complete joy.
know as a result of this spiritual realization, happiness, health and
prosperity immediately will spring into action and manifest in
everything I do, say or think.
am conscious of Divine Guidance, of complete happiness, abundant health
and increasing prosperity. I am aware of my partnership with the
Infinite. I know that everything I do shall prosper.
accept this word. I know that is the Presence, the Power and the
Activity of God in me. I know I am conscious of Divine Guidance,
of inward peace and poise. I immediately become conscious of a
more abundant life. I expect greater good, more happiness and a
complete success in every constructive thing which I undertake.
I affirm that this word, being the presence of the Spirit in me, is the
Law of God operating through me, and establishing in me that which is
good, beautiful and true. It is done. I accept. I
believe. I know.
We must not be
discouraged if it takes a little time to gain the inner understanding we
desire. The time we spend will be more than worth while. We
must keep uppermost in our mind that we are not attempting to convince,
coerce or influence God ... we are only becoming aware of our One-ness
with God and the Good we desire.
So It Is!